Tag: telemarketing

How I Accidentally Became a Scientology Fundraiser

One summer in my college years I got a job as a telemarketer.  The base pay was pretty high, which I guess is used to lure people into doing this heinous job.  My first day there I was assigned a cubicle that pretty much only had a phone in it and some pencils.  My bosses explained that I would be calling people and asking them to take short surveys (they were never as short as we were supposed to claim they were!).  Huge companies had hired them to get a certain number of responses.  So, for example, we called moms

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